Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

Sylvia got a lot of great gifts-this is just one of many. Thanks Grandma's!

Ben finally got motorized Thomas trains. Santa granted Ben's wish!

Ben showing Grandpa Bill his cool new trains.

The family gift-a Wii! (This is more for Mommy and Daddy than the kids...)
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Piano Recital

Waiting to play her songs

Playing "Lullabye" by Brahms

Playing "Joy to the World" with Amy

A reward for practicing so hard!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Advent Calendar

This post is mostly for my mother. Look, ma! I completed a sewing project! Not without a few hiccups, of course, but overall, it wasn't a trainwreck. And for that, I daresay I'm quite pleased. This advent calendar is special, because Nate's mother and grandmother have ones exactly like it. Nate has fond memories of fighting with his brothers as to who's turn it was to pin on the day's ornament. We haven't had any fighting over this yet, but we'll see.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I'm on Christmas overdrive. I have been trying to do one holiday themed activity with the kids every day, and so far we've been pretty consistent. I made a new advent calendar that turned out pretty cute, so we've been pinning a new ornament on it each day. We have a candy advent as well, with 2 yummy surprises inside for every day, too. We drive around looking at christmas lights, color christmas coloring pages, and we made a gingerbread house that turned out so heinously ugly I can't post a picture of it here. And today, we made christmas cookies! It kind of feels like I'm pounding the holiday into them, but they don't seem to mind.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

10 Great Years Print

This is why I love the internet. Thank you, awesome artist, for painting this fabulous picture. If I had money, I'd buy it! As it is, I'll just post the picture here so I can admire it via the web whenever I wish. :)